National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference 2017

National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference 2016

The Sixth National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference was held for the first time in Adelaide, from 23-24 March, with the theme of innovation and collaboration. The Conference was hosted by the Law Council of Australia, the Law Society of South Australian and the Australian Pro Bono Centre, and was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

A summary and highlights of the conference can be found here.

Conference papers

The following conference papers are available for download (copyright is retained by the authors):

Fiona McCleod SC
President of the Law Council of Australia
Opening address

Alice Cope
CEO, UN Global Compact
Working With UN Sustainable Development Goals

Raquel Dos Santos
Solicitor and Coordinator, Self Representation Service
Self represented litigants in the Australian civil justice system: 10 years of the Self Representation Service in Australia

Kate Fazio
Manager of Digital Innovation, Justice Connect
Access to Justice in a Digital Age: Justice Connect’s digital transformation

Sue Garlick
Deputy Director, LawRight
Innovative Pro Bono Partnerships: LegalPod

Matthew Keeley
Director, National Children’s and Youth Law Centre
Lawstuff and Lawmail: Growing Access to Justice and Pro Bono across Australia

Professor Sheldon Krantz
Georgetown Centre for the Study of the Legal Profession, Washington DC
The Legal Profession: What is Wrong and How to Fix It

Mark Madden
Deputy Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT University, Melbourne
Innovation and Technology

Claire O’Connor SC
Villenueve Smith Chambers
Lawyers in the Firing Line

Hannah Rose (Head of Pro Bono and Community, Sparke Helmore), Katie Seidler (Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, NSW) and Rebecca Abbott (Psychologist and Trainer, SA)
Mental Health: How to support your clients and take care of yourself

Justin Toohey
Director ADR, Administrative Appeals Tribunal
ADR and Self-Representation at the AAT

Myfanwy Wallwork
Executive Director, LexisNexis
UN Sustainable Development Goals

Bevan Warner
Managing Director, Legal Aid Victoria
Taking on the Productivity Commission Report